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A three-year old boy gets a closer look at a book on animals inside his Early Head Start classroom at Save the Children’s Head Start center in Arkansas. Photo credit: Eli Murray / Save the Children, April 2017.
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A 13-year-old girl from Raqqa, Syria, sits inside the tent in which she and her family now live, in a camp for people displaced by war. Faridah left Raqqa with her parents and nine siblings three months ago. Photo credit: Sam Tarling / Save the Children, August 2017.
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A 7-year-old girl poses for a portrait in Sindhupalchok, Nepal. Her village was badly hit by the 2015 earthquake, taking away lives, homes, and livelihoods, and putting the children here in further jeopardy of trafficking. She and her three sisters attend a child-friendly space where Save the Children field staff inform girls about child trafficking dangers. Suzanne Lee / Save the Children, August 2016.
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A Save the Children child protection officer, Bol Tyuol, holds a 6-year-old girl at her grandmother’s home in South Sudan. The girl and her brother have been living there since violence broke out in December of 2013 and they became separated from their mother. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children Foundation, November 2015.
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This 11-year-old boy, wearing glasses and a red Save the Children t-shirt, dreams of becoming an eye doctor one day. His family fled Syria in 2012 and now lives in Egypt. Through the sponsorship program, kids like him are offered protection, education, health and livelihoods support, counseling and psychological support. Photo credit: Victoria Zegler / Save the Children, November 2017.
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Bdai, Vietnamese mother of two, bends into a stream to fill a water bottle for her children. She lives in a rural highland community suffering the effects of drought. Her crops failed, food is scarce and expensive, and she cannot afford basics like medicine for her children. Save the Children has helped families like hers, by providing rice to feed the family for a month, and trucking in water to the hardest-hit communities. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, August 2016. Twelve-year-old Muneeba (rear) and nine-year-old Najma 9 (front) hold books on their way home from the library. Save the Children has provided a library-in-a-box for their village in Pakistan. Muneeba, started school late, so she was paired up with a reading buddy, Najma who Najma helps her to read as a part of Save the Children's Literacy Boost initiative. Photo credit: Asad Zaidi/Save the Children, April 2014. Young Bienvenu, a boy from Central African Republic, stands holding an umbrella in the rain. He was recently treated for malaria by a Save the Children medical team. He and his brother are living with an aunt in a small mud house after having to flee violence in their area. Struggling to make ends meet, the family received basic provisions and some financial assistance from Save the Children, and the children are being monitored for malnutrition. Photo credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Cosmos/Save The Children, June 2015. Gillian, two, sits on a log amongst the debris where her village once stood. It was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Many coastal villages were devastated by the storm, and debris blocking roads made access impossible. Save the Children was on the ground expanding operations to deliver life-saving aid and medical care across the Leyte province. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, November 2013.
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Bdai, Vietnamese mother of two, bends into a stream to fill a water bottle for her children. She lives in a rural highland community suffering the effects of drought. Her crops failed, food is scarce and expensive, and she cannot afford basics like medicine for her children. Save the Children has helped families like hers, by providing rice to feed the family for a month, and trucking in water to the hardest-hit communities. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, August 2016. HEALTH

Nearly 5.6 million children die each year due to preventable and treatable causes. Malnutrition contributes to the deaths of children and a lifetime of poor health. We are committed to providing health and nutrition programs that save children's lives and ensure they grow up healthy. LEARN MORE

Twelve-year-old Muneeba (rear) and nine-year-old Najma 9 (front) hold books on their way home from the library. Save the Children has provided a library-in-a-box for their village in Pakistan. Muneeba, started school late, so she was paired up with a reading buddy, Najma who Najma helps her to read as a part of Save the Children's Literacy Boost initiative. Photo credit: Asad Zaidi/Save the Children, April 2014. EDUCATION

Education is the road that children follow to reach their full potential in life, yet many children in need around the world do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop. Save the Children supports education programs for children in the classroom and at home. LEARN MORE

Young Bienvenu, a boy from Central African Republic, stands holding an umbrella in the rain. He was recently treated for malaria by a Save the Children medical team. He and his brother are living with an aunt in a small mud house after having to flee violence in their area. Struggling to make ends meet, the family received basic provisions and some financial assistance from Save the Children, and the children are being monitored for malnutrition. Photo credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/ Cosmos/Save The Children, June 2015. PROTECTION

We protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence in all regions of the world. In the U.S., we provide critical services in the aftermath of disasters and emergencies. Our programs focus on the most vulnerable children while aiming for the safety and well-being of all children. LEARN MORE

Gillian, two, sits on a log amongst the debris where her village once stood. It was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. Many coastal villages were devastated by the storm, and debris blocking roads made access impossible. Save the Children was on the ground expanding operations to deliver life-saving aid and medical care across the Leyte province. Photo credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children, November 2013. EMERGENCY

Our relief workers help protect boys and girls from harm, sickness and hunger. Our emergency reserves, the Children's Emergency Fund, help us respond during the critical first hours and days after a disaster strikes. In extreme emergencies, we will set up a dedicated fund for a massive disaster or major crisis. LEARN MORE






















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